How long till Hermes cartoon/icon ties are laughably outdated? (like acid wash jeans)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reevolving, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. aleksandr

    aleksandr Senior member

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    You have to have a certain cachet to be able to pull them off properly though. I wouldn't dare.
     
  2. holymadness

    holymadness Senior member

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    Its already outdated.

    +1. I don't see many wearing them these days.

    Not in Paris, I see at least one every day. Even I own one.

    For the most part I think it looks poor because rich 8e arrondissement businessmen try to pair them with pinstripe suits and white shirts. A whimsical tie demands a sort of dÃ[​IMG]gagÃ[​IMG] outfit, not officewear.
     
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    arc Senior member

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    I really want that hippo tie too. I would be willing to pay full Hermes retail for a tie that sweet. [​IMG] I agree with LabelKing to an extent about the shirt, but I take exception to his use of "prefer". I think the tie and hippo-print shirt would be best worn together. What does Flusser have to say about matching two different hippo prints? Also where may one source a hippo pocket square in complementary-but-not-matching colors? Furthermore, would Cleverley be able to make for me a hippo medallion on my next pair of bespoke shoes, I wonder.
     
  4. Made in California

    Made in California Senior member

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    I believe that all neckties should give expression only to the most weighty and serious concerns faced by mankind. There's just no place for whimsical designs in this vale of tears that we call earthly life. In the mid-1980s, right after the Chernobyl disaster, I bespoke a tie with a repeating pattern of deformed children. In doing so I helped to educate my peers about the importance of nuclear safety. Nobody would laugh at a tie like that, even 25 years later.

    I am now thinking about bespeaking a tie that would feature oil-soaked birds.


    So, this shirt as a necktie?
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  5. Made in California

    Made in California Senior member

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    Reevolving, how do feel about the following.. I feel these ties are perfect because they are able to say "adorable" and "brand-whore" in the same instance!

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    Now, no longer do you have to choose between status symbol and lovable cartoons. [​IMG]
     
  6. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    BBC Senior member

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    Hey Hermes, the club tie says (with a little novelty):

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    And, since where's talking about Hippo ties, here's my favorite...it's very serious

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  8. arc

    arc Senior member

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    That J Press one has been sold out for a while, or I'd have bought it.

    Who knew hippos were such a popular tie animal?
     
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    onix Senior member

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    Who knew hippos were such a popular tie animal?

    "Of course, because I am cute" --Baby Hippo

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  10. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Hippos cause more human deaths than any other animal in Africa.

    I can't stand the cartoon ties but I agree, they will be around as long as there are ties.
     
  11. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    Hippos cause more human deaths than any other animal in Africa. I can't stand the cartoon ties but I agree, they will be around as long as there are ties.
    Perhaps, then, the more important issue to address here is "When will ties become extinct" and "what will the last tie look like?" and will this mean a sequel opportunity for James Fenimore Cooper?
     
  12. arc

    arc Senior member

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    Hippos cause more human deaths than any other animal in Africa.

    I now wonder which animal pattern tie is responsible for the most deaths (presumably strangulations) worldwide.
     
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    Hermes designs correspond to certain industries or pastimes. That, and women of all ages (daughters) love them.
     
  14. HRoi

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    looks like i'm going to have a lot of competition for this hippo tie [​IMG]
    "Of course, because I am cute" --Baby Hippo
    Hippos cause more human deaths than any other animal in Africa.
    and these are the two reasons why i want the hippo tie. it tells you that i am cute but i will also kill you. that is, if you're one of those people who think that one's tie pattern has anything to do with his character [​IMG]
     
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    Those whimsical animal ties really hold their value as well. Check out ebay and see how much they are going for used. Whenever someone posts one on SF, they sell immediately and generally for way more than almost any other tie.
     

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